President departs for Malaysia

President Mohamed Nasheed departed for Malaysia last night to attend the 6th World Islamic Economic Forum, being held in Kuala Lumpur from 18-20 May.

The forum is expected to attract 2000 participants this year, and will serve as a platform for governments and businesses to meet and discuss trade and economic issues.

The president will address the forum on the issue of climate change at a special plenary session.

He will also meet the Prime Minister of Malaysia and other leaders of Islamic countries.